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A centre of expertise in data curation and preservation LOCKSS Town Meeting :: DCC LOCKSS TSS :: 2 nd December 2005 DCC LOCKSS Technical Support Service.

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1 a centre of expertise in data curation and preservation LOCKSS Town Meeting :: DCC LOCKSS TSS :: 2 nd December 2005 DCC LOCKSS Technical Support Service Seamus Ross and Adam Rusbridge 2 nd December 2005

2 a centre of expertise in data curation and preservation LOCKSS Town Meeting :: DCC LOCKSS TSS :: 2 nd December 2005 Overview Introducing the Digital Curation Centre Introducing the DCC LOCKSS Technical Support Service –What will this provide –Why will this be provided Technical Requirements, First Line Support, System Development Next Steps, Getting Involved

3 a centre of expertise in data curation and preservation LOCKSS Town Meeting :: DCC LOCKSS TSS :: 2 nd December 2005 UK Digital Curation Centre Funded through JISC and the e-Science Core Programme DCC Purpose –Support and promote continuing improvement in the quality of digital curation and preservation activity –For research, development, services and outreach in digital curation

4 a centre of expertise in data curation and preservation LOCKSS Town Meeting :: DCC LOCKSS TSS :: 2 nd December 2005 DCC LOCKSS Technical Support Service The overriding purpose of the LOCKSS Technical Support Service is to support the development of a LOCKSS community in the UK HE research libraries.

5 a centre of expertise in data curation and preservation LOCKSS Town Meeting :: DCC LOCKSS TSS :: 2 nd December 2005 DCC LOCKSS Technical Support Service Aims to provide technical and non-technical support –First line support –Develop publisher specific plug-ins –Training and awareness raising events LTSS designed to respond to community needs, minimise library effort –Libraries concentrate on collection management

6 a centre of expertise in data curation and preservation LOCKSS Town Meeting :: DCC LOCKSS TSS :: 2 nd December 2005 Hardware Procurement, LOCKSS Installation, Upgrade Purchase hardware with standard configuration Identify pre-installation information Network and Proxy configuration Assist on site hardware installation Develop knowledge base for installation and site configuration

7 a centre of expertise in data curation and preservation LOCKSS Town Meeting :: DCC LOCKSS TSS :: 2 nd December 2005 First Line Community Support Develop self sustaining support infrastructure –Utilise existing DCC infrastructure DCC Helpdesk Service Provide on demand responses to queries Discussion Lists –Facilitate and encourage community communication and support Online Learning Resources

8 a centre of expertise in data curation and preservation LOCKSS Town Meeting :: DCC LOCKSS TSS :: 2 nd December 2005 Professional Development Programme of professional development workshops –Bring together librarians and collection developers, technical support staff, and content providers –Facilitate learning –Understand users and their needs

9 a centre of expertise in data curation and preservation LOCKSS Town Meeting :: DCC LOCKSS TSS :: 2 nd December 2005 LOCKSS System Development Assist and oversee plug-in development –UK focused journals Identify UK functional requirements –Based on needs identified by participants Contribute to LOCKSS development –LTSS provides focal point for transfer of US knowledge –Assist others in contributing

10 a centre of expertise in data curation and preservation LOCKSS Town Meeting :: DCC LOCKSS TSS :: 2 nd December 2005 LOCKSS Collection Development Support library community in exploring LOCKSS collection and title development Identify collection development priorities –Survey for titles of common interest

11 a centre of expertise in data curation and preservation LOCKSS Town Meeting :: DCC LOCKSS TSS :: 2 nd December 2005 Benefits of the LOCKSS Pilot Programme choice risk economic institutional community development

12 a centre of expertise in data curation and preservation LOCKSS Town Meeting :: DCC LOCKSS TSS :: 2 nd December 2005 Why get involved? Develop confidence in LOCKSS system –More informed choice in digital vs. print selection LTSS minimises effort and resources required Opportunity to actively contribute to LOCKSS development –Community development –System development

13 a centre of expertise in data curation and preservation LOCKSS Town Meeting :: DCC LOCKSS TSS :: 2 nd December 2005 Thank you for your attention Seamus Ross Adam Rusbridge HATII, University of Glasgow Digital Curation Centre


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